VIDEO: Whoopi Goldberg and Isis King accept Outstanding Reality Program award for 'Strut' at GLAAD Media Awards

(Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for GLAAD)Oxygen’s Strut took home the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on Saturday. Executive producer Whoopi Goldberg and model Isis King accepted the award on the show's behalf, joined onstage by Cecilio “CeCe” Asuncion, Laith De La Cruz, Dominique Jackson, Ren Spriggs, and Arisce Wanzer. Mr. Robot co-stars Carly Chaikin and Christian Slater presented the award.

Accepting the award, Whoopi Goldberg urged paying close attention to anti-transgender lawmakers up for re-election in two years, slamming them for putting partisanship above the lives of transgender Americans: "If it ain't about the people, it's about the party, and it should never be about the party -- it should always be about the people."

Cast member Isis King highlighted the show's impact, calling attention to the lack of representation of trans people, "especially trans people of color who are just living their lives and following their dreams."

Strut follows a group of transgender models working at Slay Model Management, the world's first exclusively transgender modeling agency. While transgender models are not new to the modeling world – having graced magazine covers and catwalks for decades – Strut offers an exclusive look into how these models navigate the industry’s high levels of competition, family acceptance, and breaking down gender barriers and discriminatory beauty standards.

The Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards were held April 1 at the Beverly Hilton. The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Airlines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Wells Fargo.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives.  They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBTQ community that build support for equality and acceptance.